Well, that certainly didn’t take long.
Despite, my previous assertion that Finch and Root would be together until sweeps, Reese has managed to save his buddy a bit early. Personally, I think the way this was accomplished makes for the best of both worlds. Our team is back together, but Root thankfully remains at large. She makes for far too interesting a villain to get rid of this early.
We got a lot of background on her this week. She’s always been a computer genius, apparently. She was not a victim of some dark childhood trauma, and she killed her first man when she was just sixteen. In her defense, he wasn’t exactly a good guy. Root (or Sam Groves) was truly attached to her friend Hanna. When she called Reese to thank him for finding her, she seemed genuine. I liked that. It’s much more interesting than making her a run-of-the-mill sociopath.
She also got more stuff to do this week. While she was also given her mandatory monologue about human behavior, she also got to torture Denton Weeks. I loved the poetic justice touch that he was one of the people who signed off on enhanced interrogation techniques.
What kind of man was Weeks? I suppose it hardly matters now, but why he did want to kill Finch? To protect the Machine’s secrets from Root or for a more sinister reason? He was the man who attempted to hack into the thing, after all, and I do not buy his claim that he only did that to test the security of the Machine.
Our last shots of the show were of Root tracking down the others who know about the Machine. Originally, eight people knew about the Machine. Denton Weeks, Alicia Corwin, and Nathan Ingram are dead. Out of the five people remaining, Finch is obviously not going to help Root. Four to go, then.
Bits and Pieces:
Bear is back! And apparently, he’s here to stay. Who didn’t love Fusco attempting to speak Dutch to get Bear off his desk?
There were two different kinds of breathmints in Alicia’s purse. Altoid Smalls and Tic-Tacs. I seriously doubt this is at all important, but it bothered me.
Does anyone else think they missed a huge opportunity by not having Reese kick down the door when Root was going on about what a great partner she is?
The little blonde girl looks nothing like Amy Acker, but I’ll let it go because it made for a decent misdirect.
Why are pretty women always drugging Finch?
“Death by dysentery, again.”
It’s how I always died.
“Hey, Wall Street, you lost?”
“Please kill me now. At least I won’t have to listen to you anymore.”
Love when Finch is tough.
“Why is there a crossbow on the bed?”
You’d think that, after having known Reese a while, Carter would just stop asking questions.
“Hey it worked! How do you say that in Dutch?”
I don’t know, but in dog it’s ‘Woof woof, woof woof.’
Four out of four Oregon trail oxen